September 13, 2010

"Cher held her own next to Lady Gaga, who wore a controversial dress that appeared to be made from meat..."

Advantage... Cher!

21 comments:

Scott M said...

Cher's been at it a LOT longer, after all.

I'm cynical, but I would like Camile Paglia's view that Gaga represents the last dying gasp of the sexual revolution. I HOPE that's case as I've got 6 and 3 year old daughters.

Moose said...

If it had been bacon it might have gotten Glen Reynolds attention...

Quayle said...

The meat dress was the backup after Gaga's designers couldn't figure out how to make a dress out of her own small intestine.

Fred4Pres said...

I want to invite Lady Gaga to a BBQ.

Seriously they looked like great cuts of meat. I will give her a robe.

Palladian said...

Cher and Lady Gaga: processed meat and meat byproduct.

ricpic said...

Cher parading around half-naked at 64 doesn't do it for me. I remember Ginger Rogers at about the same age (this was on the Ed Sullivan Show, I believe) singing a torch song and projecting genuine sex appeal. She did it by stroking the imagination. A lost art.

traditionalguy said...

Cher is a Camille Paglia approved sex symbol. She was an it girl of 1967-74 pop culture.

rhhardin said...

Cher called Imus one morning and gave him $300k for his veteran's hospital.

David said...

It's always "advantage Cher!"

The babe rocks.

David said...

"I remember Ginger Rogers at about the same age (this was on the Ed Sullivan Show, I believe) singing a torch song and projecting genuine sex appeal."

If it was the same night, she was also projecting her nipples through her dress. It was quite astonishing in those days.

HT said...

She looks better pudgier! Yes, advantage Cher.

She's one of the few people who've had gobs of plastic surgery who come out looking good. It's a look.

She's got it.

Dudley Do-right said...

That headline reads like the caption to an old Farside cartoon...

michael farris said...

Lady Gaga vs Cher is like a toy poodle vs a Siberian Tiger. The poodle wins in cuteness and novelty but the tigers gonna swallow it in one gulp.

We'll see if Gaga ends up as a tiger or just another old .... mutt.

Cedarford said...

Didn't care for the metallic feathers Gaga crowned her outfit with, but she had the bod for the dress, and the dress was so retro it was fresh.
It was no "meat dress" but one that used the particularly rich reds and umbers of the Old Masters.

Comparisons to Cher? Cher is a poor man's Madonna. Better voice even if it is nasal, but not as talented as Madonna. Cher was willing to be a joke for much of her career in order to be famous. Has staying power though, like Madonna. Became an A-List celebrity and lasted there almost 30 years after her last hit song.

Lady Gaga is more musically talented than Madonna, certainly more than Cher.
Comes in a period though, when the record labels do not consider artists multi-decade long "sunk investments in promo" they will carry through many years of unprofitability.
So the changing industry may not make longevity comparisons possible...similar to how baseball players were once valued higher according to how many years they were "kept" by only one team.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

Advantage: Paglia

GaGa is the last triplet in the Madonna centipede.

Anything emanating from her is bound to be well digested.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"... the dress was so retro it was fresh."

This is what a straight person would say if they were trying to appear to be gay (or were secretly straight and afraid to come out of the closet).

Meat dresses were never in fashion you fucking moron. They can't ever be "retro."

BlogDog said...

What a waste of good protein.

Cedarford said...

New Muslim Ham - "Meat dresses were never in fashion you fucking moron. They can't ever be "retro.""

Fashion folks liked it a lot. It was well-thought out, harkened back to late 18th century Spanish countess/doyenne couture. The link to the colors of the Old Masters was also well-executed.
A thought provoking outfit.
Only thing they disliked was the feather headdress and blue-tipped white wig that really clashed with the gown.
Others noted Gaga showed up with 3 ex-military gay people, that all looked the gay part to a T, from female bulldyke to precious cupcake boy - all dressed in military uniform.

jr565 said...

I'm cynical, but I would like Camile Paglia's view that Gaga represents the last dying gasp of the sexual revolution. I HOPE that's case as I've got 6 and 3 year old daughters.


I don't know if she's THE last gasp, but she is certainly taking fashion and sex and turning it ugly. A dress made out of meat is decidedly not sexual, unless maybe you're into cannibalism perhaps. It's pretty bizarre and monstrous actually. It reminds me of something Marilyn Manson might do. It appeals our disgust and plays that against sexuality, but in this case disgust wins.
I'm picturing that meat dress to be covered in flies or maggots. Just sick. Maybe meat is murder, because it certainly killed my erection.

rhhardin said...

Armstrong and Getty: Is it okay to wear pork after Labor Day? We don't know the rules.

deborah said...

My memory is fuzzy, but I think it might have been Cher who called into C-SPAN at the beginning of the Iraq War to talk about the soldiers being inadequately equipped with body amour. I think Steve was the host that morning, and he asked, 'Is this who I think this is?' I can't recall the answer, and I may be getting my memories mixed up; he may have said that to a different caller.